The first major thoroughfare to be built in the largest US state, the iconic Richardson Highway offers spectacular views in the summer and incredible danger come winter.
The Exxon oil spill of 1989 made the town of Valdez infamous, luring people to clean up one of world’s largest environmental disasters with the prospect of economic gain.
Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler heads to Alaska’s isolated Seward Peninsula to see salmon fight their way upriver and see Eskimo descendants preserve them for the long winter.
Not just for goggle-eyed powder nuts, Whistler transforms each June into the country’s coolest outdoor activity playground.
From a salt lake island roamed by buffalo to a majestic canyon named Zion, the state’s national and state parks harbour some of the most extraordinary landforms on Earth.
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As a new UN report encourages people to eat insects to help fight world hunger, we visit parts of the planet where crunchy critters are no big deal.